A computer-generated image of satellites orbiting earth. More than 20,000 pieces of space junk are in orbit around the planet. Photo: AP

Japanese scientists aim to remove junk from space with metallic tether

A metallic tether will make use of its magnetic field to slow orbiting junk

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A computer-generated image of satellites orbiting earth. More than 20,000 pieces of space junk are in orbit around the planet. Photo: AP
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